The Inpatient Unit or IPU, is an 18 bed short stay unit at the hospice. Patients are admitted to the IPU to help us carefully manage difficult symptoms. When you are admitted, we will assess your needs and discuss plans for your future care. This may include planning for your discharge and will be on an individual basis. The IPU is not a long term stay unit, following discharge, and along with your normal healthcare providers such as your GP or district nurse, the hospice can also support you and your family in the community.
The IPU has three bays, each with four beds. There are also six single side rooms with one bed. Priority for the single rooms is given where there may be a clinical need, such as for infection control purposes.
If you are seeking information on specialist support at Beccles Hospital, where we have 6 palliative care beds, please visit our webpage here.